• CPU: Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), TN
  • Storage: 128.00GB SSD + 1000.00GB HDD
  • RAM: 1x 16GB DDR4
  • Weight: 2.50 kg (5.5 lbs)

ASUS ROG Strix GL553VD (FX553VD) - Specs

CPU Performance #11
  • Intel Core i7-7820HQ 0.3%
  • Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 2.5%
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • Intel Core i5-7300HQ 0.2%
  • Intel Core i7-8650U 1.3%
GPU Performance #33
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (2GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA Quadro M3000M (4GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4GB GDDR5)
  • AMD Radeon R7 M460 (2GB DDR3)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M (2GB GDDR5)
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), TN
panel 1
BOE NT156FHM-N41
Color accuracy 9.4 -> 3.3
HDD/SSD
128GB SSD + 1TB HDD, 7200 rpm
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe NVMe (M key)
RAM
1x 16GB DDR4
OS
Windows 10 Home
Battery
48Wh, 4-cell
Body material
Aluminum
Dimensions
383 x 255 x 30 mm (15.08" x 10.04" x 1.18")
Weight
2.50 kg (5.5 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A 2.0
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • HDMI 1
  • Card reader SD, MMC, MS
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Audio jack combo audio/microphone jack
Features
  • Web camera HD webcam
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone Array microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, TN

Name BOE NT156FHM-N41
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Brightness 183 cd/m2
sRGB 50%
PWM frequency 6900 Hz
Panel Type TN
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)
Contrast 300:1
dE Color Checker 9.4 3.3
PWM Rating 5.5: (undesirable)
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Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body.

Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Office Work and Web Design

The second profile type is Office Work and Web Design. Business tasks are various, most often related to a set of office-targeted applications. Sometimes, working outside is necessary. In such cases color accuracy is paramount, but so is image clarity, brightness, contrast etc. A piece of text must be legible, graphics and histograms must be clear. All of this is precisely what this profile is for. If you’re doing office work, web design, or simply value color accuracy when browsing the Internet, this is the profile to use!

It’s important to note that not all displays are suited for Web design – our profiles can not compensate for insufficient sRGB coverage (most TN panels have this problem), so you you might want to check our detailed color tests in the respective product reviews we’ve done if you want to use the machine for professional work.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Gaming and Movie Nights

Gaming is among the main driving forces for the fast clip of hardware development. Gamers are well-aware of the fact that a poor image can ruin the entire experience.

The same goes for watching movies. Imagine sitting down for a nice movie after a long day, and barely making out what’s on the screen. The ‘Gaming and movie night’ profile can make a huge difference. We strongly recommend you use it, since it’s gamma curve is specifically tuned to reveal details in the dark sections of the image.

Here’s what this amounts to:

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

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Office work and web design

Office work / Web design

If your field is office work or web design, or you just want your monitor's color set to be as accurate as possible for the Internet color space, this profile will prove to be useful.

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Gaming or movie nights

Gaming or Movie nights

We developed this profile especially for occasions on which you spend a lot of time in front of your monitor with some games or watching movies – it will be easier for you to discern fine nuances in the dark.

$4.97
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Health protection

Health-Guard

This profile reduces the negative impact of pulsation and the blue spectrum, securing your eyes and body. You still get a pitch-perfect color image, albeit slightly warmer.

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ASUS ROG Strix GL553VD (FX553VD) in-depth review

A few weeks ago we did a review of the ASUS ROG Strix GL553VE gaming laptop with the GTX 1050 Ti on board. But aside from the pricier GTX 1050 Ti configuration, ASUS is offering a more budget-friendly variant with GTX 1050 and we really hope it's just about the same notebook with just a different GPU on board. That's because we liked the GL553VE with the small exception of the price. What you may have already noticed from the headline, the model we are reviewing isn't named ASUS ROG Strix[...]

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Pros

  • Excellent keyboard
  • Better battery life than before
  • Bright IPS panel with wide sRGB coverage and high contrast - excellent for gaming and multimedia
  • The cooling system keeps the surface extremely cool even during heavy workload

Cons

  • Not the best build quality in its price range
  • Wobbly touchpad
  • The screen uses PWM from 0 to 99% brightness (our Health-Guard profile fixes that)
  • High inner temperatures during heavy workload, CPU throttling

CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-7700HQ

GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4GB GDDR5)

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